German defense minister resigns to pursue EU’s top job

German defense minister resigns to pursue EU’s top job

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said she is resigning from Chancellor Merkel’s Cabinet to focus on becoming the next head of the European Commission. The EU parliament is set to vote Tuesday on whether to confirm her as European Commission president. Von der Leyen, 60, was a last-minute compromise candidate nominated by the leaders to replace Jean-Claude Juncker.

KCooper
KCooper
Talon One
Talon One 6 months

She should receive the Nobel peace prize. Noone else managed to render a first world military combat ineffective without firing a single shot.

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 6 months

EU democracy at work, get you mates in power, push them through, pull their strings like a puppet master, now there's a good pleb, go do our bidding.

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 6 months

Vote? Hmm. Usually they get to vote but there's only one candidate...

Paul C
Paul C 6 months

Germany has a Minister of Defense?! Qualification for the job would be ability to say "willkommen" to anyone from a 3rd world country that might want to take up residence--sort of a "soft invasion" so must be a good thing, ya?

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